Art Dinner 2022

Join us for one of Austin’s most beloved and creative events, The Contemporary Austin’s ninth annual Art Dinner!

The Contemporary Austin – Laguna Gloria
3809 West 35th Street, Austin, Texas, 78703

The Experience

Laguna Gloria's gardens, wooded paths, and lakeshore will welcome guests for an exquisite night of art, delicious food, live music, and dancing, all while supporting the transformative power of art in our community

➢ Enjoy cocktail hour together as the sun falls over Lake Austin

➢ Relish a dramatic, seated dinner on the lagoon

➢ Be part of the infectious energy of the live and silent auctions hosted by Sotheby’s, featuring work by world-renowned artists

➢ Revel with us into the night at the After-Party complete with drinks, dancing, and a special live performance


The live and silent auctions at the Art Dinner are legendary, featuring a curated selection of museum-quality work by world-renowned artists from across the nation and around the world, along with priceless art experiences. The live auction will kick off following dinner, and the silent auction will launch approximately one week prior to the event. We will update this webpage with the available works, information about the artist, and additional details as we have them.

Proceeds from the auction benefit the exhibitions and programs that The Contemporary brings to the community each year. In addition, the museum will offer up to 50% of the sale price back to participating artists. Therefore, with each auction purchase you are making it possible for The Contemporary to fulfill its mission AND you are directly supporting an artist.

A huge THANK YOU to the participating artists, galleries, Sotheby’s, and auction supporters who have generously partnered with us this year.


Thank you to our wonderful 2022 Art Dinner Committee.

Art Dinner 2022 Co-Chairs:
Danielle Nieciag
Teresa Windham

Art Dinner 2022 Committee:
Danneel Ackles
Val Armstrong
Bettina Barrow
Anne Campbell
Kristin Gish
Carrie Hicks
Kathleen Loughlin
Laura McGinnis
Lauren Moorman
Maya Nairn
Elizabeth Stanley
Margo Tate


The Contemporary Austin’s Art Dinner raises critical funds for the museum’s dynamic roster of programs for adults and children alike. At this year’s Art Dinner, you can expect 300 art luminaries, collectors, civic leaders, and philanthropists to gather for an evening of fun and engagement with contemporary art.

Sponsors may support the Art Dinner at the following levels:

➢ $100,000 Presenting Level Sponsorship

➢ $50,000 Curator Level Sponsorship

➢ $25,000 Director Level Sponsorship

➢ $12,500 Collector Level Sponsorship

For a full overview of sponsorship benefits, please refer to our overview of Art Dinner 2022 Corporate Sponsorship Opportunities.

If you would like to sponsor Art Dinner 2022, please contact Lisa Chang at no later than Monday, April 25. We expect sponsor tables to sell out and suggest reaching out as soon as possible to secure your spot!